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Outlines - Creating and Using an Outline Chem 391 Winter...

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1 Creating and Using an Outline Chem 391 • Winter 2009 Adapted from S. Scott Zimmerman Overview Why should you outline? When should you outline? Types of outlines Information to include in an outline Practical principles for application Strategies Refining the outline Examples
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2 Why Outline? To give logical structure to your writing To force you (the writer) to examine order, flow and relationships To ensure you have enough and right type of details To achieve your purposes To satisfy the reader’s needs To break difficult or complex material into manageable parts Why Outline? (cont.) To allow you to experiment with arrangement of ideas (typically, simplest to most complex) To ensure overall smooth flow of the paper To free you to concentrate on writing when drafting begins Your outline will become the Table of Contents for your review paper
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3 When Is Outlining Appropriate? Most writing projects benefit from outlining
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